BioBlitz Program Description
Students work with scientists in the field using technology to document the species found in the meadows and forests of the park. During the trip, students obtain, evaluate and communicate information about the interdependent relationships in ecosystems by investigating the plants and animals found in a given habitat. The information gathered on iNaturalist may be used in the classroom to support investigations into citizen science, ecosystems and energy transfer.
The student BioBlitz is in its third year, with fall and spring sessions to allow for seasonal comparison.
Fall: 5th Grade student BioBlitz, October 3-6, 2017
Spring: 7th Grade student BioBlitz, May 15-18, 2017
Belmont BioBlitz in the News
- At Belmont Manor, students discover nature’s variety, Baltimore Sun
- Howard students take to the fields for BioBlitz at Belmont Manor and Historic Park, Baltimore Sun
- HCPSS Students Explore Biodiversity at Fall BioBlitz, Howard County Public School System
- HCPSS Students to Unveil Park Species List at 2016 BioBlitz, Howard County Public School System
- HCPSS Students to Develop Park Species List at Week-long BioBlitz, Howard County Public School System
- Video: Discover HCPSS: Bio Blitz, Howard County Public School System
Interested in participating?
Volunteers are essential to our programs! If you have nature knowledge to share, please consider helping as a Field Expert or Event Photographer. Please contact us for more information or see our 2017 Volunteer Flyer. Field Experts assist students and Volunteer Naturalists with looking up, photographing, and identifying organisms found in the park.
Schools can learn more by contacting us. Spring sessions have been filled. Some Fall 2017 sessions are open, but dates are booking quickly!